The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

July 17, 2012

Special Event

Webinar: Measuring Flourishing Among Youth

July 19, 2012, 12:00-1:00 PM CST 

Child Trends, with support from the John Templeton Foundation,is leading an initiative to develop rigorous, brief indicators of flourishing among children and youth. Establishing robust indicators of well-being can help decision makers better understand how children and youth develop, set positive goals, and provide measures to monitor and assess positive outcomes in evaluation studies. During this webinar, learn about new scales that have been developed, as well as their psychometric properties, and their relationships to child well-being outcomes. Findings will be presented for various adolescent subgroups. Click on the above link to learn more!

In the News

AIDS- Free Generation? Researchers Show New Optimism About Dreaded Disease 

Huffington Post, July 7, 2012

An AIDS-free generation:  It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic is still raging around the world.  Yet this July, researchers and activists will gather with a sense of optimism not seen in many years – hope that it finally may be possible to dramatically stem the spread of the AIDS virus.  The big focus will be on promoting HIV testing and early treatment. Click on the above link to learn more! 

Latest Research

Trends in Sexual and Violent Content by Gender in Top-Grossing U.S. Films, 1950-2006

Bleakley A., Jamieson PE, and Romer D. (2012), Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(1):73-79

The purpose of this study was to examine gender differences and trends in the portrayal of sexual and violent content in top-grossing films in 1950-2006. Click on the above link to read the results!


Tools You Can Use

AIDSVu: An Interactive Online Mapping Tool for HIV Outbreaks in the U.S.

AIDSVu is an interactive web-based map that shows the prevalence of HIV in the United States. The website contains national, state, and local map views that allow the user to compare the HIV epidemic’s location alongside resources such as HIV testing center locations, HIV treatment center locations, and NIH-Funded HIV Prevention and Vaccine Trial sites. The HIV prevalence data can also be filtered by race/ethnicity, sex and age, and other social determinants of health such as poverty and educational attainment. Click on the above link to learn more!

Funding Opportunities

Advancing Community-Level Approaches to Reducing HIV Infection in Highly Impacted Communities


Deadline: Letter of Intent due December, 11, 2012

Source: National Institutes of Health

The goal of this funding opportunity is to advance community-level HIV-prevention in areas that are highly impacted by HIV based on geographic, social, or demographic criteria.  Specific areas of research interest include developing and testing community-level interventions to reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination, to advance and improve HIV screening and surveillance activities, and to improve social service needs. Click on the link to learn more!


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